Above: Rialto study by University of Cambridge shows impact of body cams
Body Worn Cameras can be a force for public good when deployed: complaints about police plummet, so does officers’ use of force. They capture valuable evidence when incidents do occur. Support for their adoption spans across the spectrum.
Yet, there is much more that can be done to improve officer safety, agency efficiency and public peace of mind.
The Echo-Sense wearable camera is connected to powerful cloud-based services. Events can be transmitted as they happen. No missed or partial events, even unforeseeable tragedies like ambushes or accidents. Smart video management minimizes the data and costs and allows for privacy pauses.
When seconds count, know the before, during and after immediately. View multiple feeds of an incident in real-time. Know the exact location of officers, even when far from the patrol car. Share subject photos from one officer video feed to others in seconds. Maximize your tactical intelligence.
Video evidence is stored securely in the cloud, with controls to audit access, and tools to use content for reporting. But, Echo-Sense is also developing services that use the real-time connection to high-power servers to assist officers in other ways to improve safety or efficiency.
Most body cams are bricks worn on the chest. Echo-Sense offers a small camera that can be mounted almost anywhere … glasses, helmet, hat, shirt collar or epaulette (or torso, if desired). The aim is to capture what the officer sees rather than her dashboard as she drives or her hands as she holds equipment at the ready.
The camera connects to the small PowerPack, which provides a full 12-hour shift of battery, stores a local backup of content in HD-quality, and can be tucked away in a vest pouch or pocket.
Echo-Sense understands that the public safety community includes countless men and women in private security as well. Our platform can help security companies document engagements with citizens, provide proof of performance or location of service, and offer peace of mind to clients.